We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
Here’s what to expect:
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?
What we will need from you:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-295-9335. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.
Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.
What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:
Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.
Having a missing tooth or missing teeth is nothing to be ashamed of. Plenty of adults have reported having missing teeth throughout their lifetimes. Dental bridges in Calgary, NE are a great option for replacing your missing teeth and making your smile whole once more. Huntington Family Dental offers four main types of dental bridges in NE Calgary.
There is the Traditional Option:
Traditional options remain the most popular one to this day. They can have either one or several replacement teeth in them that are held in place using crowns and are cemented onto the teeth next to your missing one(s).
The drawback to using traditional bridges is the fact that the dental team at Huntington Family Dental will need to scour your teeth to remove some enamel to create the appropriate amount of room for the crowns. Enamel does not grow back.
There are Cantilever Bridges:
Rather than securing your replacement teeth on both sides of a missing tooth, Cantilever bridges only need to attach to one tooth.
There are Maryland Bridges:
More conservative options than traditional bridges are the Maryland bridges. They are made of a pontic that is held in place using a porcelain or metal framework. This is bonded onto the teeth next to the gap you have from a missing tooth. Teeth will not be filed because there are no crowns involved.
However, the strength of the bridge is only that of the resin that’s used, so it isn’t ideal for molars. They can also get in the way of your gums.
There are implant-supported bridges:
Finally, there are implant-supported bridges which are ideal for situations where you might need more than one tooth replaced. Implant-supported bridges are supported by dental implants. Usually, per missing tooth, one implant is used, and the series of them holds the bridge in place. The drawbacks are that it requires two surgeries. The first surgery will put in the implants and then the second surgery will put the bridge in. The great part of an implant-supported bridge is that these implants will act and function just like normal teeth.
The dental team at Huntington Family Dental will make sure that whatever bridge you get, you get the necessary information to take proper care of them.